Art direction





project type Multimedia Performance
year 2021

Jazz artists weave through the vast range of options they have amassed throughout the years to make choices at the moment. By having the fragments continuously intensifying and sometimes reverting to fragments, this continuous development of music finally determines the identity of the piece in jazz.

Following Henry Bergson’s idea of “movement is the reality itself”, this project aimed to create an artwork that best defines the constant collisions of the fragments in the improvised flow as the artwork itself.


The main idea of this work was the motion of converging and dispersing of the different digital objects. No hardworking logic, just going by feeling — as with jazz.

First, I started as how I usually make music - collecting all the music loops on the internet (sometimes just random sounds), continuously editing, layering, and pacing in Ableton ‘til I hit the flow with its own narrative structure.

I sectioned the music in 4 different chapters while composing the music:

1) Cosmic
Where it opens the performance in a different space and time.
2)  Running
Where it translates the motion of diverging.
3) Falling
Where it anticipates the viewers/listeners of the next chapter.
4) Travel
Where things collide into each other and continuously intertwine ‘til the end.

After I set the base with the music, I looked into the 50 music loops and linked them to how it would look if it was an image. After laying them out in my launch pad device, I linked Ableton with Resolume to live cast the video fragments when I trigger each music loop.



Throughout the 20-30 minutes show time, I performed ‘Lick’ through Ableton which triggered the allocated short videos to appear on the screen in layers.

Considering the wide open space where the stage was located, I wanted to impose the backstage vibe in the open environment - where everything is constantly moving and evolving. Lick opened the possibility of making art just as I make music, and how we can expand the boundaries of art to be breezier.